Like the story on how the Spanish Franciscans who founded the American Catholic School System at what is St. Augustine, Florida in 1606, and the story on how the French Franciscan “Les Freres mineurs recollets” (aka “The Recollects”; simply referred to in French as “Les Recollets”) established the Canadian Catholic School System, the stories on how Juliette Gordon Low and W. D. Boyce founded their respective movements draw from a common origin. In their cases, however, the melodies of their high songs are played to the tune of the father of modern-day scouting: Robert Baden-Powell.
Ironically enough, both the original intentions that the two founders of American scouting had in founding their respective movements, have several aspects in common with the Ryanite think-tank group “Heroic Legacy” and the Ryanischwalkuren Gesellschaft. Of course, all four exist on different areas of the color spectrum within a crystal prism. Juliette Gordon Low, like the patron saints of Catholic Education (and even most of the members of the Catholic School Nobility), also played a role of her own in the history of the American Catholic School System; albeit a rather nominal one at the very least.
The Catholic Church in the United States, particularly the Cardinals for the Archdioceses of Baltimore and New York in the years of 1912 and 1917 respectively, had expressed an interest in the movement Low founded. When it was decided that the value of such a movement could be of great benefit to the fledging American Catholic School System at the time, Low’s movement became another part of the Catholic parish. Moreover, it was also not uncommon to see some of the young female Ryanites and Volksryanischen of the pre-Republic/Confederation Era to be part of those girl scouts.
Such were the days that defined the relationship between Holy Mother Church and the girl scouts of Juliette Gordon Low. As for their male counterparts–the movement William Dickson “WD” Boyce founded, the way it began is vaguely similar to that of the Order of the Black Crayon Aristocracy: their formations stem from something that is more so British than American. Legend has it that it was during a foggy day in the year 1909, while wandering through the streets of London in dense fog, WD Boyce suddenly found himself lost.
What seemed to be a matter of chance, he eventually encountered a British boy scout who would later go on to become the “Unknown Scout. ” After asking him directions as to how to find a certain building Boyce was looking for, this unidentified British scout also sought to make sure that the American would never be lost again. Gracious for his assistance, Boyce offered the Unknown Scout a tip, but the boy refused, telling Boyce that accepting the tip would go against the original intentions of his noble deed.
After visiting the actual founder of Scouting, Baden-Powell, and having been left with a good impression of the Unknown Scout, Boyce felt that the idea of Scouting needed to be brought to America. Several months later in 8th February 1910, he and several other men finally brought boy scouting into its current form, as it stands to this day. Nevertheless, Boyce’s minor role in the affairs of the American Catholic School System, much like Low, cannot be ignored. As early as soon after the founding of Boyce’s movement, the first Catholic troop was formed in the same year, at a parish in St.
Paul, Minnesota, part of the Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Two years later, in 1912, after getting approval from the same Cardinal of the Archdiocese of New York, a troop was formed in St. Patrick’s Cathedral at the eastside of 5th Avenue in midtown Manhattan. In 1914, the same year the First World War began, Boyce’s movement created a so-called “Catholic Bureau,” which was tasked with extending scouting to the Catholic parishes during the days before the beginnings of the USCCB.
Those were the truly innocuous days. But in an era of vice, decadence and corruption, where Brotzmanskrieg and the Plaid Prohibition rocked the other school systems to their very foundations, while most of the Children’s Paradise became relatively unaffected by all of it, a smaller problem existed in the girl scouts aligned with the RGA. Incidentally, the same could also be said for the boy scouts who are allied with the RGA as well.
Though the idea of a movement having indirect ties with an organization specializing in the aborting of the unborn or with an international organization with views regarding reproductive health is somewhat controversial for some, (to some extent) the same could also be said about the Children Paradise’s support coming from all sorts of allies–neat checks with large written zeroes and metal suitcases full of advanced technology. However, such is not the real issue that has been bothering the RGA-aligned girl and boy scouts. The real issue was discerning the true musical notes behind the beauteous high song of the origin.
Or more correctly, figuring out why there is such a great divide between the boy and girl scouts, the likes of which could not be found among the Ryanite Nobility. For the most part, the Boy Scouts were founded on conservative ideas, with the intention of rekindling declining masculinity within young American men at the turn of the 20th century. The Girl Scouts were the direct opposite, for they were founded on more liberal ideas, because the very concept of scouting originally had an intended audience that was more so masculine than feminine.
It can be tenable for one to believe that the great political divide between the two (the Boy Scouts being criticized by the liberals while, conversely, the Girl Scouts are being criticized by the conservatives) existed as far back as the beginnings of both movements. But whether this is really the truth behind why the two organizations are the way they are, this view is only based on speculative interpretations of past events; what matters is that the Ryanites, specifically the Ryanites of the Catholic School Nobility, are the ones who seem to possess the panacea to this century old debacle.
More so than all the rest of their counterparts, the boy and girl scouts who are in support of the RGA have been totally receptive of the harmonious unity that existed between the so-called ‘Curlies’ and ‘Harries’ of the Nobility. Both sexes within the Nobility indeed appear to be fully aware of their reliance for one another, as two halves of one whole, destined to fulfill a very common purpose in life.
Preston Connelly and Gudruna Hurley, the leaders of the RGA’s boy and girl scout Foreign Volunteer Legions respectively, sought out to find this Ryanite panacea, which they believe will potentially boost the ranks of their fledgling FVLs, and prove their worth in front of the other RGA Gruppenfuhrers. *** “Gudruna, despite us only knowing each other for only a few weeks now, I highly doubt that the organizations that we had solemnly followed since we were small are now part of the fossil record,” Preston Connelly told her, after sipping on a bottle of Eagle’s Flight, a popular Ryanite soda. The thing is you and I know full well that we both have been living in a stormy raincloud, long before we even contacted the RGA in the first place. ”
Connelly continued, “Many years ago, before the onset of the dawning day that brought about the rebirth of Catholic Education, a couple of token pessimists among the Ryanites (most of them are with the Underground) seriously believed that American Catholic Education had joined the fossil record in 1965. Guys and gals like Harold and Margaret believed otherwise; you should look at where Catholic Education is now, Gudruna. ” Hurley scoffed at Connelly’s claims.
She was still skeptical about how this was going to resolve her doubts. “Preston, although it may not seem to be the case, the FVLs you and I lead need to obtain and win over the support of your fellow scouts, no matter what others may think of us,” she said. “From what I can tell, if the possibility of restoring a better future for the movements we still follow is ever going to be realized, then it will have to come from an idealistic and reverent remnant–a remnant who will become the forbearers of the whole national community, to which shall pave the way for a glorious tomorrow.
You and I can become one of those forbears. ” She continued, “What we lack is a new banner and a mission that serves well in the service of the founders of both the movements we are a part of. Kind of like what the Ryanischwalkuren, minus the matte black motorcycles and the moonlight bravados of Richard Wagner’s music; a reputation tailed to our line of work. Do you see where I am going at with any of this, Preston? ” “Yes, I do, Gudruna,” agreed Preston. “It was not our fault that everything is the way it is, and as it turns out we might be able to change things.
If not, at least our associations with the RGA can still fill in the void. ” The two scouts were sitting in the backseat of the same mid-80s Lincoln sedan that the Wise Man rode earlier in January of that same year. They were dressed in the standard uniforms of their respective movements, along with heavy Ryanite overcoats, both having appropriately high ranks. What made them apart from most scouts within their movements was the fact that both Connelly and Hurley were independent scouts; “Lone Scout” in the case of Connelly and “Juliette” for Hurley.
In essence, they both can all of the things normal scouts can do, with the exception being they do not have to attend scout meetings as part of membership in a troop. They are of course still under the auspices of their respective councils, however. Since they attend Catholic high schools within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, far from where they originally hailed from, they decided that it was a better idea on their parts to be independent and not join up with already preexisting troop there.
Here’s the place, you two,” their driver, a member of the Plaid Circle, told him after he made a stop at an empty parking place. Connelly and Hurley turned to the store they needed to go. By that point, they greeted their driver out of the car and then greeted him, before making their way to the store. It was a Catholic school uniform shop that served Ryanites living on the East Coast called Flynn and O’Hara. Most Ryanites on the East Coast get their uniforms there (unless their school uses another supplier).
But whatever they cannot get, namely (but not limited to) long overcoats, leather jackets, matching colored fatigue caps (with the optional addition of sewn school insignia), rectangular steel belt buckles with a round crest of the Sacred Heart, heel plates and hobnails for the marching boots and Doc Martens of the Nobility as well as boot and clothing dyes, the Republic Program were charged with the production of these items. They were highly popular because they were tailored specifically to the users, while looking sharp at the same time.